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Hope and Glory: A People's History of Modern Britain [Paperback]

Stuart Maconie
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"A very engaging writer with a remarkably broad frame of reference" (Mail on Sunday)

"...compelling and often witty insight into the customs and mindsets of overlooked corners of Britain ... Maconie is an engaging and illuminating guide throughout" (Independent)

"As funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell" (Observer)

"More serious than you might expect, copies should be available in every school" (Guardian)

Book Description

Stuart Maconie travels around Britain, delving into the history of the 20th century to find the key moments that shaped us as a nation

From the Back Cover

In Hope and Glory Stuart Maconie goes in search of the days that shaped the Britain we live in today. Taking one event from each decade of the twentieth century, he visits the places where history happened and still echoes down the years. Stuart goes to Orgreave and Windsor, Wembley and Wootton Bassett, assembling a unique cast of Britons from Sir Edmund Hillary to Sid Vicious along the way.

It's quite a trip, full of sex and violence and the occasional scone and jigsaw. From pop stars to politicians, Suffragettes to punks, this is a journey around Britain in search of who we are.

About the Author

STUART MACONIE is a writer, broadcaster and journalist familiar to millions from his work in print, on radio and on TV. He has presented shows on practically every BBC radio network and currently hosts the afternoon show on 6Music with Mark Radcliffe. His weekly 6Music show The Freak Zone is a global cult. His work as a journalist has appeared everywhere from NME and Q Magazine to the Daily Telegraph and the Oldie. He is a regular columnist for publications as diverse as the Daily Mirror, Radio Times and Country Walking Magazine. His previous bestsellers have included Cider with Roadies, Pies and Prejudice, and Adventures on the High Teas and his books have been translated into Italian, Japanese and Russian. He is based in the cities of Birmingham and Manchester and the wilds of the Lake District where he can often be spotted on top of a mountain with a thermos and an individual pork pie.
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